CGC Journals

 

My Experience Collecting Comics....

Merry Marvel Marching Society Member since 1964. Raised in the atomic 60"s remember the cuban missle crisis. As a child I remember that eveing before we went to bed our father said. We'll be lucky to be alive the next day. My two brothers and I were raised on a farm 5 miles from Merrill, Oregon 30 miles outside of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Merrill had a grocery store and a pharmacy that sold comics. Klamath Falls had a news stand that also sold comics. In those days a dollar went a long way

James R Jacob

James R Jacob

03/23/2007

 

Conan The Barbarian - #1 Barry Smith

I love Conan. Plain and simple. Now it's time to honor the character. This is my first Journal entry and it's a big one! I got on EBay to look at comics there to see if I could get lucky. After about 2 years of looking I found a 1 day sale on a Conan the Barbarian #1 comic book with $25 as it's opening bid. Since the bid would end so soon I figured what the heck and placed an order for $150 since it was all I could afford at the time. I got LUCKY! I won it for $37 which included SH&H. When

WizardsEye

WizardsEye

03/16/2007

 

CGC Graded

The anticipation. I have just submitted my first order of comics to be graded. Now the anticipation is killing me on when they will come back and at what grades. They were X-Men #94, Captain America #109, and Green Lantern #59. And they were all a minimum of FN.

Big Daddy

Big Daddy

03/14/2007

Kang the Conquerer

Kang the Conqueror (born Nathaniel Richards and known variously as Iron Lad, Pharaoh Rama-Tut, and the Scarlet Centurion) is a supervillain in Marvel Comics. He is a time traveller from the 30th Century who has frequently travelled to the present day and fought the Avengers. He first appeared in Avengers #8 and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Origin Nathaniel Richards - the man who would become Kang - was born in an alternate timeline. The Earth there had been transformed into a para

deathlok

deathlok

03/13/2007

Captain America #25

Iconic superhero Captain America shot dead -- maybe By Belinda Goldsmith Wed Mar 7, 3:56 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters) - He fought the Nazis. He is revered by other crime-fighters worldwide. But the beloved, shield-carrying superhero, Captain America, has finally met his end -- or has he? ADVERTISEMENT   The winged-hooded Marvel Entertainment Inc. hero created in 1941 is shot dead in New York by a sniper in the latest Captain America issue that hit newsstands on Wednesday, in a sensational c

deathlok

deathlok

03/13/2007

 

Ahhhh, finding the grail

A 9.4 copy of Our Army at War #218. Heaven. As I continue to pursue the Bronze Age Our Army at War run, there have been a few surprises along the way. One is that - without question - this is going to a long and expensive process, as these books are proving tougher to find than I had anticipated. But the big discovery is, frankly, the simple thrill of finding certain books in certified high grade. Our Army at War #218 is a case in point. The 218 is one of the classic issues of this title. I

Bigfiver691

Bigfiver691

03/13/2007

 

My goals for my comic collection!

Wanted: 10 boxfuls of GA from my garage sales excursions this summer! At this point in my comic collecting, I am putting together an action comics run of #1 through #108 plus a few issues above. Currently, I am working on issues #65 through #108 To date, (March 13, 2007) I have 20 books. This includes 3 books that I will be sending to CGC next week. I hope to have this run completed in about a year. After that, I will work on #40 through #64 I prefer to buy my books raw, so I

comicdonna

comicdonna

03/13/2007

 

Still a kid

Comics are for action Comics are for fun nothing is better or am I just dumbTo me comicbook collecting is a great way to get rid of stress.You don't have to spend a lot. I myself mostly collect issues number one.

comicfreak

comicfreak

03/12/2007

RETIRED FROM WALL STREET NOW I CAN PLAY WITH MY COLLECTIONS OF COMICS, BASEBALL CARDS

NOT SURE IF I AM KEEPING MY COLLECTIONS, ADDING TO THEM, OR STARTING ANOTHER COLLECTION OF WHAT? I STARTED COLLECTING COMICS BACK IN STATEN ISLAND , NEW YORK WHEN I WAS ABOUT TEN ( 35 YRS AGO). MY BEST FRIEND BILLY F. UNCLE WAS IN MILITARY AND WAS STATIONED IN GERMANY FOR MANY YRS... HIS SON CAME BACK TO THE US WITH A TRUCNK FULL OF COMICS. I BOUGHT HALF APX 300 AND BILLY BOUGHT THE REST.... TODAY I HAVE APX 1100 COMICS...AT THAT TIME I STARTED COLLECTING BASEBALL CARDS AND STOPPED COLLECTING

JWheels4136

JWheels4136

03/04/2007

 

Interesting Coin Trivia

The first million dollar sale of a single private coin collection was that of George F. Scanlon auctioned by Stack's on Oct. 24-27, 1973. It brought $1,093,890.00. He had only collected for 10 years. E PLURIBUS UNUM (one out of many) first appeared on the 1795 Liberty Cap-Heraldic Eagle gold half eagle. The Peace Dollar represents the first time where the word "Peace" was used on a coin of any nation. The largest gold nugget on record was found in 1869 in Victoria, Australia. It weighed

JammnIT

JammnIT

03/04/2007

Whiz Comics Vol. 1 # 2

Sup with this book, how good is it? Hi, I recently purchase this Comic Book, its approximately 13 1/2 inches by 10 1/8 inches. It looks to be in Ok shape is there any thing that anyone can tell me about it? I was going to put it on ebay but my friend said to do some research first. A 012AaA.j

Leroy Spider

Leroy Spider

02/24/2007

2007 P&D Washington Presidential Dollar Set - NGC certified FIRST DAY OF ISSUE

With ALL the FIRSTs, this set presents, I was lucky enough to find this coin set at Smyrna's and it definetely was a "MUST BUY" for my collection! 2007 P & D Two Coin Set George Washington Presidential Dollar NGC certified Brilliant Uncirculated "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE" FIRST coins issued in the Presidential Dollar Series! FIRST Day of Issue....certified and guaranteed by NGC! FIRST coin with LETTERED EDGE! The first Mint issue in nearly 75 years to feature a lettered edge on a coin f

JammnIT

JammnIT

02/18/2007

 

New Teen Titans 4 and 5

Where did NTT 4 and 5 go? Can anyone find graded 9.6 or better copies of these for sale? I'm beginning to think there are few if any New Teen Titans (1980) number 4 and 5 that are out there in 9.6 or better. The census lists only a handful as being certified and none of them ever come up for sale on eBay. I've watched ebay like a hawk for three years now and two number 5s in 9.6 or better have come up for sale and only 1 number 4 in 9.6. The elusive 9.8s to my knowledge have not been up or s

The Comic Guru

The Comic Guru

02/01/2007

 

New member!!

Giving the heads up about huge Lot on Ebay within the next week I will be sending in over 200 comic books to CGC to get graded. After that I will be auctioning them off on ebay in a lot or as single pieces. my Ebay name is stang87065, just keep it in mind, and I will offer special consideration for auctioneers from this society...Good Bidding and Good Day

Joe Krol

Joe Krol

01/01/2007

 

Raw vs Certified... which way to go?

How do you build a better collection? After spending the past month scouring the usual sources for 9.4 CGC copies of Our Army at War, I have found about 8 and purchased 4 of them. Truthfully, I thought that there would have been more buying opportunities out there. I'm quite suprised that there aren't more slabbed 1975-1976 books on the market. Then, there are raw books purported to be in 9.4 - as we all know, few dealers grade as tighty as CGC, and since I live far from large shops and cons

Bigfiver691

Bigfiver691

12/22/2006

 

New to the Registry

A funny thing happened on the way to the Registry. . . While I've been collecting comics for about 30 years, I just recently discovered the Registry. I am fascinated by some of the larger collections, especially the likes of Captain Tripps, etc. Having spent some time and money looking for 9.6 or better copies of comics, I still can't imagine the time and trouble some of these larger collectors have invested in their "hobby". Anyway, my fascination with the New Teen Titans began when I pic

The Comic Guru

The Comic Guru

12/19/2006

 

The Beginning of my Our Army at War Registry Set

War isn't Hell. Finding 9.4s is. When I started collecting war comics again seven years ago (after a nearly 20 year lay-off), I thought I'd be happy with a nearly complete, mid-grade set of bronze age books. Over time, however, and thanks largely to the advice and guidance of some very respected high grade collectors of this and other genres, I have been focussing on getting my books in higher and higher grade. I very recently made the decision to begin compiling a 9.4+ set of Our Army at War

Bigfiver691

Bigfiver691

12/12/2006

 

.Fun collecting

I hope that all members here can have a safe and fun time collecting The Internet has it's fill of rude people on the Internet. Most collectors' that I have encountered here have excellent reputations. This can be seen by activity on eBay. Members ship when they say they will and pay when they say they will. I suppose dishonest people could try to use this site to their advantage, but they don't, and I hope it stays that way. One way we can keep it that way is to be cordial to fellow members a

cooperway4

cooperway4

12/05/2006

 

Crisis on Infinite Earths 9.8 Set (with SS) complete!

It was more difficult than I anticipated due to the low population of a couple of books, but my CGC 9.8+ set of DC's Big Bang event, Crisis on Infinite Earths is complete! It's the maxi-series that destroyed the DC Multiverse and re-set the DC Universe for the Modern Age of Comics. While I stil have some problems with some of the events/history that was re-set (especially LoSH and the concept that Superman was not the first "super-hero" that inspired everyone else), DC did a great job of reset

GotCGC.Com

GotCGC.Com

12/04/2006

My top ranked HUMAN FLY, "Righteous Rojatt's Set" reaches 100 views!

My best CGC set finally breaks 100 views! Thank You! As of today Sunday 11/26/06, my top ranked "Righteous Rojatt's Set" finally broke 100 views! A hearty "Thank You" goes out to all those who took a moment to allow me to share my Human Fly addiction with you. My goal for 2007 is to (hopefully) add scans and finalize my write-ups for the set description itself and for each individual issue. Additionally, I will continue to look for high-grade, raw #3's and #15's to submit to CGC towards co

SolitaireOne

SolitaireOne

11/26/2006

 

Running for Tecs

Completing Tec 27-53 hello all... well, I have done it....why?, I love Batman, always have, always will...what? completed my Detective comics Run, issue 27-53....cost? let's put it this way, I sold my favorite Ferrari to help fund my "passion"...the books....well, the 27 was bought unrestored 1.0, and Matt Nelson is restoring now...28 is a restored 8.0, but looking for an unrestored...I now own 3 copies of 29, upgrading each time (have a 5.5 slight, a 6.5 mod, and a 7.0 ext)...still working

NewForceComics

NewForceComics

11/24/2006

House of Secrets #81

One of my top horror grails obtained It's been no secret (no pun intended) that a fellow horror collector was selling off his collection in recent months. I've been drooling over his House of Secrets #81 CGC 9.4 Pacific Coast copy for years, as I think its the best example we have to date. On the boards, we have looked over several 9.4s (there is another Pacific Coast 9.4) and all have more defects than what I prefer in a 9.4. This copy has only two noticeable defects-the upper left has a ve

takeyourlemons

takeyourlemons

11/18/2006